World Heritage -
A Youthful Vision.

International Art Contest organised by
Municipality of Banská Štiavnica

ERB Banská Štiavnica UNESCO ROGNE

About the contest.

The drawing contest has been organised by the Municipality of Banská Štiavnica since 1995 and is for children from the World Heritage cities. The drawing contest is inspired by the inscription of the Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993. Every year we received an average of 2000 works from all over the world. The jury awards 3 best works in each category as well as certificates of honour. Awarded works exhibition opening takes place in June in Banská Štiavnica, later the exhibition is hosted by other World Heritage cities, such as Budapest in 2016 and 2017 or Luxemburg in 2018.



Following the success of the contest for grade school students that marked the 28th anniversary, we have decided to hold the 29th edition of the contest. School children are invited to participate by using their creativity to represent either their own World Heritage City or any World Heritage City or Site around the globe.

To participate, the following conditions should be met:

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    entries should be submitted in one of three categories – ages up to 9, 10 – 12 and 13 – 15

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    drawings, paintings, water colours, monotypes, linocuts, intarsia, collages and the like should be submitted in standard 10 x 14 cm postcard format mailed preferably in an envelope (for the entire school) and marked with the catchword “Vision 2024”

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    artwork should completely cover the front of the postcard with the back reserved for the full name of the participant, his/her age and complete return address of the school (in block letters in Roman alphabet)

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    history, impressions, artefacts, daily life, inhabitants, even the future, are all themes that are suggested to inspire the creative efforts of all participants

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    individual students may submit as many as three different entries which are expected to be received not later than 30th April 2024 to the address:

    Mestský úrad
    Mgr. Henrieta Godová
    Radničné nám. 1
    969 24 Banská Štiavnica
    (Slovenská republika)

In June 2024, based on the entries received, we will inaugurate an exhibit entitled “World Heritage – A Youthful Vision 2024” during which three of the best entries in each category will be awarded. After Banská Štiavnica, the exhibit will be available to travel throughout the OWHC network. In case of your interest to reopen the exhibit also in your city, please send us the name of the responsible person we may contact in order to agree details (place, date etc.) before 30th April 2024. Only entries from schools located in the World Heritage cities will be accepted.


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